Chief of Army Land Forces Seminar 2018 (CALFS18)
The Chief of Army Land Forces Seminar 2018 (CALFS18) is the Australian Army’s biennial event that brings national and international partners together to consider the role of future land forces in generating military response options within a whole-of-government context. CALFS18 will examine the theme ‘The application of Land Power in the Indo-Pacific’.
CALFS18 includes a range of keynote presentations, syndicate discussions, counterpart meetings and functions. It will be held in conjunction with Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited's Land Forces 2018 Exposition at the Adelaide Convention Centre on 4-6 September 2018.
CALFS18 comprises four sessions linked to the seminar theme:
• The Indo-Pacific: the region of global connection
• Land power and countering violent extremism
• Generating land power through partnering
• The character of future Indo-Pacific land forces
Each session will include central presentations by invited speakers, followed by a facilitated question and answer panel discussion. The format has been designed to capitalise on the collective knowledge of the audience and to generate an atmosphere of respectful and constructive debate.
The Chief of Army Land Forces Seminar (previously named Chief of Army’s Exercise) has provided the Australian Army and its national, regional and global partners with a forum to discuss issues relevant to the future of land forces for many years.
Recent Chief of Army’s Exercises considered topics as diverse as the air/land battle, the human dimension of war, the application of social networking to Army, adaptive responses to complex environments and the modernisation of land forces in the Indo-Pacific. A number of the concepts developed in previous exercises have resulted in action that has improved the modern Army.